This painting is recognized as Joseph Pearson’s greatest work. It was painted in his home in Germantown, Pennsylvania. In this unique portrait, Pearson shows his twins, Virginia and Jane.
Selma Burke was an important African American woman who defied stereotypes and made a name for herself through her love of art. She was not only an accomplished nurse and teacher; she was also a world-renowned sculptor and painter whose bust of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appears on the dime.
Paul Evans was among the community of mid-century modern studio furniture craftsmen like Wharton Esherick and George Nakashima who helped make the greater Philadelphia region a prominent center for studio craft in the late 1960s. Today his highly experimental approaches to metal attract an international following.
This twelve-foot high work by Phillip Lloyd Powell that once was installed in his former residence on Route 202 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, was permanently installed at the Michener in October 2010, and has remained an iconic work in the Museum’s galleries since that time.
In the 1930s, a group of modernist artists in Bucks County including Charles F. Ramsey, Louis Stone, and Charles Evans, formed the Cooperative Painting Project. Experimenting with expressive color, abstract forms, and modern concepts of creative design, this experimental group worked together for two years.
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The theme of overcoming difficult challenges found in Selma Bortner's work is a common experience many of us face today. How do we seek hope and overcome them? Learn more about the work of Bortner and the many connections that can be made with it.